Fall Protection – Wood Frame Tie-Offs OK


Fall protection with personal fall arrest systems in residential construction is no longer a controversy. A new study says a PFAS anchored to wood is safe. Many construction companies have said that personal fall arrest systems aren’t feasible in residential work. New research proves them wrong. Safe tie-offs are possible with wood frame construction. Hear the results commissioned by CPWR, The Center for Construction Research and Training. A link to the full study is in …

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Personal Fall Arrest Systems

Personal fall arrest systems (PFAS) are life savers in construction and industry. Hear how to use and maintain them in this podcast. Personal fall arrest systems have three major parts, the anchorage device, body support, and connectors. Dan Clark provides detail on the parts, including the two types of connectors. Also hear how to inspect the systems, and if it’s okay to carry things in your pockets. TRANSCRIPT: (:00) intro music and effects (:04) Dan …

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Fall Protection Around Openings and Holes


Fall protection is critical near ledges, manholes, catwalks, windows and other openings and holes. Falls are one of the leading causes of death and injury in the workplace, and here we give tips on how to avoid them. Good fall protection around openings and holes can come from removable and permanent railings, toe boards, floor hole covers and floor marking tape. Fall arrest systems may be required, depending on worker height. PPE such as a …

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Fall Protection – Residential Construction


Fall protection is critical. Falls are the leading cause of death and injury in construction. In residential construction, risks can sometimes be underestimated because heights aren’t as great as in commercial construction. But short falls can be fatal. If a worker will be six feet or more above the next lower level, OSHA requires a system to arrest or prevent falls. There are three conventional systems: A guard rail, a net, and personal fall arrester. …

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